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Video | The freewheeler
Abdelrahman Huwait and Ahmed El Saaty | After a car accident left Mahmoud with paraplegia, he started practicing contemporary dance
nasa4nasa: The Cairo-based dance collective leaps from Instagram to the squash court
Sara Elkamel | In December 2016, an Instagram account appeared under the name “nasa4nasa.” Its first post was a
Video | Mariam
Menem Sami | Twenty-year-old Mariam Naim is an online radio host, performer, and Special Olympics athlete
Nassim el-Raqs: A dance of mythical creatures on Alexandria’s streets
Randa Ali | Dance festival Nassim el-Raqs is one of Egypt's few remaining contemporary public space art events
Brazil’s Esmeralda: Belly dance as an idea, a hand wave
Omar Said | The Brazilian dancer on why belly dance became an expression of sexual obsession
In photos: A Slovenian ballet dancer in Cairo
Nadia El-Dasher | “It turned out to be an audition and I signed a contract with the company.”
Cactus Flower: A glimpse behind a Swiss-Egyptian dance collaboration
Alexandra Stock | How the dance that follows on from Hala Elkoussy's film came into being.
Om Kalthoum: Appropriation so sexy?
Ismail Fayed | Sometime in the mid-1960s, an Egyptian dancer made an audacious attempt to do the impossible: belly dance
In conversation: On 2B Continued and performing arts in Egypt
Hanaa Safwat and Rowan El Shimi | How long do we coddle for? When do we decide that the audience is ready to see something a little less
 
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Adel Abdel Wahab
Nassim al-Raqs: Contemporary dance and the everyday street
Nassim al-Raqs engages citizens on Alexandria’s streets with an art form Egyptian society is unaccustomed
Ismail Fayed
Notes on belly-dance
I’d like to make a few notes on belly-dance beyond the moral debate around justifying it as a non-sexual